Happy Thankgivings Day

It is a wonderful day to be firing up the smoker for cooking our turkey for Thanksgiving Day.

Normally, we do something more bold like duck, turducken, or the like. But, we are keeping it simple this year and just smoking a turkey on our Big Green Egg cooker.

It is not often that I am up at 6:00 AM and cooking on a grill.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Smoked Trout and a Good Time

My first beer pairing dinner was very enjoyable this weekend. Karen helped out so much.

Here are the trout after being just put on the Big Green Egg cooker to be smoked. They turned out very tasty, but I wish they had been 100% bone free.

The Rotisserie Chicken Salad was very flavorful, but I made too much. Karen and I really loved the vinaigrette that I made for the salad.

The raspberry crisp was awesome. I am looking forward to making more of them especially with all of the apples around the here.

Ready for Galaxy of Lights

Katie Beth and Jameson are ready for the Galaxy of Lights. Jameson has on a cute dress tonight.

The weather is great tonight.

Karen and I enjoyed chatting with Jessica and Jeff while strolling with the girls through the lights. The girls got to visit with Santa Claus, too.

I hope some of the pictures turned out. I will post them later at http://www.theallens.info/photos/. Remember, the username and password are “friends” and “photos”.